Malay K. Das

B. E. (University of Calcutta), M. Tech. (IIT Kanpur), PhD (PennState)
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Energy Conversion and Storage Laboratory

The precise balance of transport and reaction is the key to almost all energy systems. We are trying to understand and play with this delicate balance. Broadly speaking, we work in the areas of multiphase-reacting flow. In particular, we are interested in the futuristic systems for energy storage and conversion.  Ongoing activities include, but not limited to,

  • Marine hydrates: CH4 recovery and CO2 sequestration; computation

  • Solar Energy storage: H2 generation, Phase-change Materials; experiments and computation

  • Bio-fluid Mechanics: computation

  • Hydrodynamic Stability: computation

Current Projects: 

  • Modeling of CH4 recovery from marine hydrate reservoir with simultaneous CO2 sequestration: OIDB

  • Development of general purpose unstructured CFD solver: BRNS

  • Experimental studies of CH4 recovery from marine hydrate reservoir with simultaneous CO2 sequestration: ONGC

Recent Publications:

  • A. Saraswat, R. Bhattacharjee, A. Verma, M.K. Das, S. Khandekar, "Investigation of diffusional transport of heat and its enhancement in phase-change thermal energy storage systems", Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 111, pp. 1611-1621, 2017

  • Jithin M., M.K. Das, A. De, "Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of lithium peroxide formation in lithium-oxygen batteries", Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, Vol. 13(3), pp. 031003 (10pages), 2016

  • Chandan Paul, M.K. Das, K. Muralidhar, "Three-dimensional Simulation of Pulsatile Flow through a Porous Bulge", Transport in Porous Media, Vol. 107(3), pp. 843-870, 2015

  • Banerjee S., Kar K. K., Das M. K., "Electrolyte Membranes for Fuel Cells: Synthesis, Characterization and Degradation Analysis", Recent patents on Material Science, 7(3), 173-203, 2014

  • Khetan A., Das M. K., Muralidhar K., "Analysis of methane mroduction from a morous reservoir via Simultaneous depressurization and CO2 sequestration", Special Topics and Reviews in Porous Media, Vol 4(3), pp 237-252, 2013


Courses Offered:

  • Current Semester: Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer (ME630A)

  • Last Semester: Fluid Mechanics (ESO204A)

Current Semester Office Hours:  Tue, 1700-1800, SL-210

Teaching Assistants:   M. Ray (maray@...), Jithin M. (jithinm@...)


Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Southern Lab 210
Kanpur, UP 208016

Phone: +91-512-2597359
Fax: +91-512-2597408


Energy Conversion and Storage Laboratory

Current students: PhD- 09

MTech- 22 completed, 03 in-progress


Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

Last updated Monday, February 13, 2017